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Sandy Wheat - Mother's Brewing Company

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
This hopped-up unfiltered wheat pays tribute to our founder's mothers, Sandy. The spirit and malt bill of a Belgian Witbier fused with the hop and soul of an American Pale Ale, with just a touch of grapefruit zest, make Sandy subtly complex yet refreshingly crisp.

33 IBU

(Beer added by: MarzenMan on 05-22-2011)
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zeff80

Missouri

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, golden yellow color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left some sudsy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of wheat, yeast and some citrus fruits.

T - It tasted fairly spicy with a bitter hop bite. Nice cracked wheat flavor.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty nice wheat ale. Hoppier than most.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 00:38:52 | More by zeff80
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-hazed honey colored with a thumb of pearl colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Grassy & bready

T: Grassy, faint lemon & grapefruit notes along with sweet bready notes up front. More grapefruit as this warms, some tangerine notes too, along with more grapefruit. Finihes with malty sweetness & grapefruit bitterness

MF: Light bodied, soft carbonation, good balance

This a decent attempt at a hoppy wheat, but not great. I'll stick with a L'il Sumpin Sumpin

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 22:08:01 | More by russpowell
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Tone

Missouri

3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, lemon, wheat, floral, slight sweet malt, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of hops, slight pale malt, slight sweet malt, wheat, and a hint of floral notes. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and feel. Tastes very similar to Bell's Oberon.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2013 19:53:54 | More by Tone
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a much hazed orange-tinted gold color with a quick fading, off-white head. Not much lacing or retention.

Snappy wheat and grassy-citric hops. Nice, clean and fairly unique nose. I like it. The hop-fruitiness of the nose is astonishing and shifty. One sniff it is tangerine, the next lime peel and then maybe even cantaloupe.

Mmmm, taste is refreshing and dry with a nice fruity kick. The hop flavor is pretty unique and is accentuated by the tart wheat. Lime peel and grains...grapefruit and honey, nicely complex for a wheat. This is a wonderful take on the American Wheat style and one of the most distinctive I have had since I first tried Oberon many years ago. The mouthfeel is crisp and medium-full with a plethora of bubbles. Southern Missouri is overflowing with good beer, it is amazing to see some of the quality brews from this region...well done Ozark country...well done indeed.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 03:16:29 | More by twiggamortis420
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-28-2014 18:54:05 | More by Boone757
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-15-2012 07:11:39 | More by Whiskeydeez
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soju6

Missouri

3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery.

A: Pours a pale golden color with a good head and some lacing.

S: Aroma of fresh grain, some citrus and spice. Bit of sweetness in the background.

T: Flavor of fresh grain, with a bit of spice, spice and light sweetness. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Light body, smooth and refreshing.

O: Easy drinker. Nice summer style beer from the brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2012 15:20:23 | More by soju6
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-05-2013 19:45:05 | More by jklecko2
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-12-2013 14:00:00 | More by Kahlerbock
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-03-2013 18:57:15 | More by sgttibbs
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-04-2014 23:49:12 | More by Eaglefan344
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a stubby brown 12 oz bottle with no discernible freshness or bottling date. Poured into a classic weizen glass. The bottom of the label says "ale brewed with grapefruit peel", which is something new to me.

Appearance - It certainly looks the part of a hefeweizen, with a big bone-white rocky four-finger head that slowly starts to break apart, forming thick webbing after a long retention. Lacing is sticky, but spotty. Body is a sunny golden hue with a haze from the yeasty sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Shades of peach flesh and yellow.

Smell - Initially, an aromatic citrusy fruit element, with a nice sharp acidic element to it. That smell soon gives way to the rounder tones from the wheat and bready yeast characteristic. It's really nice how much the aroma balances the two contrapuntal flavor profiles. Very promising.

Taste - Unfortunately, the floral, citric hops that the aroma suggested are not nearly as present in the taste. Instead, we have a more classic APWA flavor profile with the bready wheat along with some notes of lemon peel and faint citrus.

Mouthfeel - Medium-body and high carbonation provide for a filling but refreshing feel. Finish is mostly dry with a faint lingering bit of sweetness.

Overall, a wonderful smelling, but slightly less inspired tasting take on the American Pale Wheat Ale. I will say that the "hopped up wheat" label might be a bit of a misnomer, especially compared to other so-called "hoppy wheats" I've had. The hops are present in the smell, but not very much in the taste. Still a very solid beer that I would gladly drink again on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 07:37:32 | More by LambicPentameter
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-26-2013 02:23:39 | More by jroberts8811
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Birdlegs

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.4%

10-18-2012 19:04:58 | More by Birdlegs
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sammo

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-29-2012 15:22:32 | More by sammo
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jmccullough108

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-10-2013 01:24:32 | More by jmccullough108
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

03-30-2014 03:39:45 | More by Bosoxfan20
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jewellrunner

Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-29-2013 02:50:39 | More by jewellrunner
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J_Dub

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-15-2014 04:15:14 | More by J_Dub
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle kept in fridge, poured into a nonic pint.

A- Pours a slightly hazy solid gold color with 3 fingers of thick, rocky, pillowy white head that has wonderful retention. Looks great.

S- Base smells of a Belgian Wit, with a citrus kick. Interesting.

T- Smoothness and easy drinkablity of a traditional wheat beer, mixed with the refreshing quality of bitter/sour grapefruit. A smooth, refreshing, easy drinking summer beer.

M- On the high side of light body. Refreshing amount of carbonation.

O- A nice summer offering from Mother's. The low ABV makes this one easily sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 22:57:58 | More by rfbenavi80
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Punisher

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-07-2013 02:04:21 | More by Punisher
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-09-2014 07:02:15 | More by cmwilliq
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justforrazors

Missouri

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-10-2013 01:59:00 | More by justforrazors
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-18-2014 04:50:53 | More by Tafyob41
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Bsetz

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-29-2013 23:56:06 | More by Bsetz
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Sandy Wheat from Mother's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.